Root and Claw Fossils
In the games
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In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Root and Claw Fossils are key items found on Route 111; in these games, there is only one chance to acquire one of the Fossils, as when the chosen one is picked, the other Fossil will sink into the sand forever. However, in Pokémon Emerald, one can be selected in Mirage Tower, and the other one can later be found at the end of the Desert Underpass. If brought to the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City, the Root and Claw Fossils can be regenerated into Lileep and Anorith, respectively.
In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, they are no longer key items, being demoted to simply items. They can be found by mining in the Underground after obtaining the National Pokédex. Claw Fossils are more common in Diamond while Root Fossils are more common in Pearl. If brought to the Oreburgh Mining Museum, the Root and Claw Fossils can be regenerated into Lileep and Anorith, respectively.
In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Root and Claw Fossils can be found randomly by smashing rocks in Cliff Cave; however, these rocks do not appear until after obtaining the National Pokédex. The Root Fossil is exclusive to SoulSilver while the Claw Fossil is exclusive to HeartGold. If brought to the Pewter Museum of Science, the Root and Claw Fossils can be regenerated into Lileep and Anorith, respectively.
In Black and White, a Worker in the Ice Rock room of Twist Mountain hands out a random Fossil from previous generations, including the Root and Claw Fossils, once per day. If brought to the Nacrene Museum, the Root and Claw Fossils can be regenerated into Lileep and Anorith, respectively.
In the TCG
The following is a list of cards named Root Fossil or Claw Fossil.
| Related cards|
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Root Fossil||T||EX Sandstorm||92/100||Miracle of the Desert||048/053|
|EX Legend Maker||80/92||Mirage Forest||079/086|
|EX Holon Phantoms||93/110|
|EX Power Keepers||86/108||World Champions Pack||088/108|
|Legends Awakened||139/146||Cry from the Mysterious|
|Claw Fossil||T||EX Sandstorm||90/100||Miracle of the Desert||047/053|
|EX Legend Maker||78/92||Mirage Forest||077/086|
|EX Holon Phantoms||91/110|
|EX Power Keepers||84/108||World Champions Pack||086/108|
|Legends Awakened||138/146||Temple of Anger|
|Root Fossil||Claw Fossil|
|Root Fossil||Claw Fossil|
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